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The objective of this course is to provide sufficient knowledge about wear types, testing methods, wear behavior of materials & wear prevention through microstructure engineering & surface engineering.

Course Outline
Wear is known as the material loss occurring when two surfaces rub each other, which is one of main failure processes in various industrial sectors. As an example, wear results in significant capital loss for repair and replacement of worn mining machinery and refining facilities in the oil sands industry. This course on wear and protection includes three parts. In part 1, main industrial wear processes are classified and relevant mechanisms are discussed. Techniques for wear testing and analysis are described. In part 2, the wear behavior of commonly used industrial materials is described and key microstructure parameters that determine the wear resistance are discussed for guiding tailoring of materials. In part 3, surface protection of materials against wear through surface modification and coatings is introduced. Industrial applications of typical wear-resistant materials and technologies will also be discussed. Objectives

The objective of this course is to provide the audience with sufficient knowledge about wear types, testing methods, wear behavior of materials, and wear prevention through microstructure engineering and surface engineering. The course will also help the audience to be familiar with typical applications of current wear-resistant materials and surface protection technologies. 

Who Should Attend

Researchers, engineers, technicians, who are involved in dealing with wear problems and industrial reliability control through materials selection, new materials design, and surface protection. University students who are involved in or are interested in research on tribology and wear-resistant materials.

Program Outline (1.8 CEUs / 18 PDHs)
Day I

Wear modes, mechanisms and testing
  • Abrasive wear
  • Adhesive wear
  • Erosion
  • Corrosive wear
  • Fatigue wear
Day II

Wear Behavior of Engineering Materials
  • Metallic materials
  • Ceramics
  • Polymers
  • Industrial applications


Materials Protection via Surface Engineering

  • Surface modification
  • Protective coatings
  • Industrial applications
Instructor Dr. D.Y. Li, is a Professor at the department of Chemical and Materials Engineering. His main research interests include surface science and engineering, wear of materials and protection, and functional materials.  Dr. D.Y. Li obtained his B.Sc. in Solid Mechanics from University of Science and Technology China (1982), M.Sc. in Solid Physics from Zhongshan University (1985), a PhD in Materials Physics from University of Science and Technology Beijing (1990) and a PhD in Metallurgical Engineering from McGill University (1995). He worked as an instructor of Physics at South China University of Technology (1985 –86), a Research Associate at McGill University (1990-92) and a postdoctoral fellow at the Pennsylvania State University (1995 –97). Dr. Li has more than 220 publications including about 180 refereed journal publications. Dr. Li is the editor-in-chief of the International Journal of Nano & Biomaterials and a member of editorial board for four other journals in areas of tribology, corrosion, and materials. 

Dr. Li is a contributor to The Smithells Metals Reference Book (8th edition, 2004, Elsevier, Oxford, UK) with chapters on Wear and Lubrication, and for Encyclopedia of Tribology (in press, Springer, New York).
Prerequisites & Certificates

Certificates offered

A certificate of completed Continuing Education Units (CEUs) will be granted at the end of this course. Each participant will receive a complete set of course notes and handouts that will serve as informative references.

Cancellation Policy
If you wish to withdraw from a course, you must advise us, in writing, including the official receipt. Our policies regarding refund are:

More than fifteen business days in advance: a full refund minus $50.00 administration charge.

Fifteen or less business days in advance: a transfer to another course or a credit, valid for one year, to another GIC course can be considered. Credits are transferable within your organization.

If the course has been running for more than 2 weeks, or after the course has started, an 80% credit towards another GIC course may be considered, if notice is received before the start date of the second session. After this time, no refunds or credits will be issued. If a speaker is not available due to unforeseen circumstances, another speaker of equal ability will be substituted.

GIC reserves the right to cancel or change the date or location of its events. GIC's responsibility will, under no circumstances, exceed the amount of the fee collected. GIC is not responsible for the purchase of non-refundable travel arrangements or accommodations or the cancellation/change fees associated with cancelling them. Please call to confirm that the course is running before confirming travel arrangements and accommodations.

Refund Policy: Allow up to 30 days for refunds to be processed.

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